Tuesday, December 6, 2016

2017 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide Release Day!




(I never realized how much I say SO & UM!!) 




Sugar Cookies & Chocolate Crinkles








Kirkus Review:

A diverse collection of futuristic stories set within contemporary emotional landscapes, tailor-made for millennials.

Each author offers a distinct vision of what life may be like for teens of the future, from life on Mars to living with robots and having aliens for best friends. Authors interweave these plots with delicate true-to-life situations including coping with the divorce of one’s parents and losing a parent, themes that let readers know that with all of the wonder and possibility that future technology might bring, parents that live on Mars still get divorced, and human beings still die of cancer. Dianna Sanchez presents the story of a young Latina born into an agrarian Martian family who visits her extended relatives on drought-ridden Earth for the first time. Mike Barretta imagines a high school biology project that genetically modifies a live chicken egg into a dragon. Adding a dash of humor, R.W.W. Greene brilliantly depicts what a space-age timeout might look like. Other authors include Nancy Kress, Zach Shephard, Deborah Walker, Eric Choi, and Leandra Wallace, and more. This collection of short science fiction is an ideal entrée to the genre for neophytes, as it’s not laden with heavy doses of technological jargon or larded with dystopian violence.

Offering just the right amount of imagination, humor, and contemporary nuances to engage young readers, this is a must-have in science-fiction collections serving middle graders and teens.

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15 comments:

  1. EEP!!!!!!!! I LOVED this story so, so much. I'll be downloading it and re-reading yours , and of course the rest! Also, re: cookies. As much as I love cupcakes I am happy for the break from tradition and book tie-in. Fun fact: cookies are my happy place. The one dessert I will never, ever pass on. Those look AMAZING <33

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    1. They turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself. =) I took them into work & shared, otherwise I would have devoured them all, lol! And aw, thanks, you're the best!!

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  2. Yay! The beginning is great, and the cookies look super yummy!

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS!! How wonderful! And yes, the cookies look yummalicious!

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  4. Congratulations on your release day..cookies are the best way to celebrate! Loved the reading!! It was so sweet! :)

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  5. Congratulations Leandra! How very cool!! And another successful release day tie-in dessert. You are the best! :-)

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    1. I'm a firm believer everything should be celebrated w/dessert. ;)

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  6. Congratulations! And wonderful goals to have. And I want those cookies.

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  7. I haven't baked not one cookie yet and yours look yummy!!!

    I'm so sorry to hear about your flash drive!!! I prayer those scenes will come back to you in a flash. (pun intended)

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